Benefit fraud is a criminal offence and where it is suspected, a dedicated team will investigate.
The Council is committed to the prevention, detection and investigation of benefit fraud in our area. We will take all action necessary to identify fraud and error if suspected. Where benefit fraud is proven, we actively pursue the recovery of any overpayment, and seek prosecution or penalties where applicable.
Examples include people who:
If you suspect someone is committing benefit fraud, you should report them straight away. You can either give us your name and address and we will keep this confidential, or you can report it anonymously.
Please supply as much information as possible, as this will help with the investigation.
Please use this link to report benefit fraud.